Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

A Certified Public Accountant with master’s degrees in Business Management and English Language Teaching, Melanie T. Lim was born and raised in Cebu. While proudly homegrown, she concedes her time in the United States as well as the People’s Republic of China has shaped her internationalist views. Her multicultural orientation stems from her love of travel which has brought her to 47 countries. In 2000, she was awarded the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA) for Best Column. Writing is one of her passions, the other three being traveling, designing and doing housework. She is a certified workaholic who continues to work at seriously learning “how to chill.”

Columns

Lim: Utopia

Saturday, April 30, 2016

FANS of Dirty Harry Duterte are voting for him because they believe he can rid the country of corruption and crime. But by what means does he plan to erase criminality? Mass murder? Or what would you call a pledge to kill 100,000 criminals and dump their corpses into Manila Bay?

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Lim: Duterte

Saturday, April 23, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Rodrigo Duterte has drawn flak for his rape remarks. Gazillions have come to his defense. Not a surprise. Dirty Harry Duterte has cult following and he is especially beloved by the Davaoeños whose lives he transformed when he famously rid the city of crime.

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Lim: Going into business

Saturday, April 16, 2016

MANY people who work for other people aspire to work for themselves. In brief, they want to be their own boss. They want to answer to no one. They want to own their time. They want to go on vacation whenever they want to. They want unlimited time, unlimited revenues and unlimited benefits. Well, who doesn’t?

These are not bad goals. But one must understand that when one goes into business, these goals are not meant to be achieved in the short-term.

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Lim: Dreaming

Saturday, April 09, 2016

AS a child, I lacked discipline and it was not for my parents’ lack of trying. I was just born a free spirit. My mind was constantly dreaming. My attention span was short. And within five minutes of lackadaisical lecturing, my teachers would lose me to the world of my vivid imagination.

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Lim: Why I work

Saturday, April 02, 2016

SOME people have the impression that those who are born into wealth do not need to work. I have to disagree because the premise here seems to be that everyone works only for the money. Well, nothing could be further from the truth.

I was not born into great wealth but neither was I born into abject poverty. But I did grow up seeing my parents work very hard every day of their lives—so perhaps, though it took a while, that kind of work ethic rubbed off on me.

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